"The time has come. You have heard so much about this Linux
operating system. Everybody seems to be raving about it. Just about
every job description for Information Technology has the words
Linux knowledge bandied about in them. It's time, you think, to
give this Linux the good old college try.
"So you prepare some space on your hard drive. Perhaps copy
those piratebay, bittorrent and rapidshare downloaded movies, music
and, er, saucy pictures, to some sort of backup media. Slipped in
the shiny, freshly burned CD or DVD rom of some Linux distribution
a friend or magazine recommended or gave to you.
"You are surprised that the setup was so easy. In no time at all
you are staring at a freshly installed Linux distribution. It seems
blindingly fast compared to your windows installation. However you
hadn't installed any programs as yet. Hmmm, you look around at what
has been installed and are pleased that most of the programs you
use are already installed."